TOP STORY: Bidding Farewell to Dr Margaret Shewring
On 31 August 2020 Dr Margaret Shewring retired from Theatre and Performance Studies after 42 years teaching in the department. Margaret has inspired generations of theatre scholars and practitioners with her research on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Renaissance and Early Modern European Festivals, and the design of space for performance on the contemporary stage.
Fortunately Margaret will remain an active researcher and will be an Emeritus Reader in the department. She plans to celebrate her retirement in 2021 when she is due to host a conference as part of Coventry City of Culture. Find out more about Margaret's extraordinary career on her staff page.
Nadine Holdsworth publishes the co-written book The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137508096
What is Warwick doing to address the challenges faced by cities and the people that live in them?
To celebrate UN World Cities Day, the Sustainable Cities GRP is holding a half-day event to showcase cities research at Warwick. Besides offering the opportunity to hear more about the wide variety of research being undertaken in the cities space, this event will also offer the opportunity to advance university wide relationships and to learn more about research opportunities linked to cities.
Professor Nicolas Whybrow will begin the conference with his paper 'Sensing the City: an Embodied Documentation and Mapping of the Changing Uses and Tempers of Urban Space'. To learn more about the Sensing the City project click HERE or follow the project on twitter @SensingTheCity
AWPN - New Collection of Plays is Shining the Light on African Women Playwrights
The African Women's Playwright Network is publishing a new collection of plays, Contemporary plays by African Woman, by African playwrights from Egypt, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa. See Brittle Paper post on its significance, https://brittlepaper.com/2018/04/collection-contemporary-plays-african-women/
Prof. Jim Davis edits new collection of Dickensian Dramas
Dickensian Dramas: Plays from Charles Dickens Volume 2, edited by Jim Davis, has just been published by Oxford University Press. Volume 1, which appears simultaneously, was edited by Jacky Bratton of Royal Holloway College, London.
Jim’s chapter on ‘Social Functions’ in A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire 1800-1920, edited by Peter Marx and published by Bloomsbury, has also just appeared.